Day in history for April 27, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The Hon. H.M. Mead, judge of the 10th judicial district circuit, will preside at the coming session of the circuit court for this county commencing on Monday next. We perceive that by the press in his circuit, as elsewhere, he is spoken of as a prompt, learned and impartial judge.

1878 -- 125 years ago
The two lodges of the Odd Fellows in Rock Island celebrated the anniversary of the order's establishment. Henry Burgower was chairman and David Hawes and Oliver Olson were the speakers.

1903 -- 100 years ago
A.D. Sperry was awarded a gold watch fob for winning the finals in a shooting contest with Phil Mitchell, James Darnell and B.D. Connelly at the Elm Street range.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Completion of the negotiations with the McCabe estate to build an addition to the Como Hotel, Rock Island, and remodel a portion of the present building as the location for a large cafeteria, was announced by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Johnson, who will operate the new place of business.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Ira E. Albrecht of the Albrecht Insurance Agency, 307 Union Arcade, Davenport, has been appointed treasurer of the 1953 Scott County Cancer crusade.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Dave Hoover, East Moline, and Larry Thornburg, Moline, received Outstanding Member Awards for their contributions to the Student Representative Assembly at the Quad-Cities Campus of Black Hawk College.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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